Vermilion Energy Inc. (TSE:VET – Get Rating) (NYSE:VET) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is C$27.35.
VET has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. National Bankshares lowered their target price on shares of Vermilion Energy to C$34.00 in a research note on Thursday, April 14th. BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$30.00 to C$35.00 in a research note on Monday, March 14th. Raymond James increased their price target on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$30.00 to C$38.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, March 25th. TD Securities increased their price target on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$23.00 to C$29.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 8th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada increased their price target on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$26.00 to C$28.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, April 29th.
Shares of VET opened at C$27.93 on Thursday. The company’s fifty day moving average is C$26.37 and its 200-day moving average is C$21.28. Vermilion Energy has a 12 month low of C$7.06 and a 12 month high of C$30.76. The firm has a market cap of C$4.61 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.99. The company has a quick ratio of 0.38, a current ratio of 0.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 61.68.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 18th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 31st were issued a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.86%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 30th. Vermilion Energy’s dividend payout ratio is currently 1.07%.
In related news, Senior Officer Terrance Gerald Hergott sold 7,329 shares of Vermilion Energy stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$27.03, for a total transaction of C$198,066.96. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 9,872 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately C$266,791.79.
Vermilion Energy Company Profile (Get Rating)
Vermilion Energy Inc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of petroleum and natural gas in North America, Europe, and Australia. It owns 81% working interest in 636,714 net acres of developed land and 85% working interest in 301,026 net acres of undeveloped land; 130,715 net acres of land in the Powder River basin in the United States; 96% working interest in 248,873 net acres of developed land and 86% working interest in 134,160 net acres of undeveloped land in the Aquitaine and Paris Basins in France; 53% working interest in 901,791 net acres of land in the Netherlands; 54,625 net developed acres and 920,723 net undeveloped acres in Germany; 975,375 net acres land in Croatia; 946,666 net acres land in Hungary; and 48,954 net acres land in Slovakia.
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